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Power and Ethnicity: Post-1986

Jonathan Y. Okamura

in From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting Japanese American Experiences in Hawaii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839505
eISBN:
9780824868444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839505.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how Japanese Americans have been able to maintain their power in electoral politics after George Ariyoshi left the governor's office in 1986, despite their declining proportion ... More


Surge?

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses events leading up to the 1948 elections. It details the revival of the once moribund Democratic Party, which culminated in the stunning defeat of the GOP in the pivotal 1954 ... More


Upheaval

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the victory of Democrats in the November 1954 election. This was the first election in Hawaii after the Smith Act convictions and its aftermath, when the anticommunist ... More


Ethnic Boundary Construction in the Japanese American Community in Hawai‘i

Jonathan Y. Okamura

in Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter contrasts exclusionary descent-based eligibility arguments used by the politically dominant Japanese American settler population and arguments used in the Rice v. Cayetano lawsuit to ... More


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